Oh Honey! I-ATE Terms to Make Your Mouth Water

Are you familiar with I-ATE?

IATE (= “Inter-Active Terminology for Europe”) is the EU's inter-institutional terminology database. IATE has been used in the EU institutions and agencies since summer 2004 for the collection, dissemination and shared management of EU-specific terminology [source].

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We really enjoyed reading their recent article about their Food Term of the week. You can read it here.

They focus on one of the most famous types of honey - made in the Canary Islands - called guarapo. According to the Real Academia Española, guarapo is a Quechua word meaning cane juice from what sugar is produced after evaporation. Actually, guarapo is the name given in some parts of Colombia to a fermented drink made from cane honey. The truth is that ‘cane honey’ (miel de caña) is actually a synonym of guarapo, as in the Canary Islands, specifically in La Gomera island, and according to the Academia Canaria de la Lengua, guarapo is a cane juice to produce honey cane; that is, guarapo is the sap of palms [source].

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